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    October 3, 2012
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what happens could determine the next course of the nation. we are alive this morning with a look at what is ahead to font's presidential debate. fox 5 morning news continues right now. good morning. we are trying to look through the camera lens to find something out there for you this morning. what we are seeing instead is a lot of fog. this is actually supposed to be a look at the woodrow wilson bridge right now. can't see it. that is how thick it is out there this morning, everyone. so be careful when you are driving around on your morning commute this morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. let's talk to tucker barnes right now. you saw that or you saw that picture of nothing because of the fog. >> couldn't see much of anything at all. >> that is the theme around here all over the place. got dense fog advisories for parts of the year. it is all because of a frontal system that is hanging up across the region. >> hanging out. just taking its time. >> no hurry to get out of here. i can see why, nice place. we don't have any rain but
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there is your front literally draped right up and down the 95 corridor. and again, it is not moving a whole lot. with the frontal system just hanging out, our fog will stick around here for the next couple of hours. once the sun gets up, that will start to mix up the atmosphere a little bit and this front should finally get a move on and with it moving to the north, we should be in for warmer temperatures today. by warmer, i mean much warmer. how about mid-80s later this afternoon. it will be a very warm, almost humid afternoon around here with expected temperatures in the mid-80s. currently, 71 at reagan national. that is i nice warm start to the day. 60 and being from new york, we are on the mild side. 64 in new york city. rain showers, we're done with those. we have a cool june -- we have a cool down on the seven-day
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forecast. we'll have that in just a minute. time now to hit the roads with on-time traffic and julie wright. >> all right. we are kind. busy. we a lot of fog to deal with out here on the roads. we are checking in with metro and they say before a power outage affecting the escalators at the woodley park station. so the elevators are working. it is just the escalators that are out of service at this time. do make note of that. elevator is working. escalator is not. southbound 270 with lanes open below speed as you continue from 85 out to the truck scales south of 109, about a 25 minute ride. we have a slow trip lined up for you now if you are traveling the beltway here at the 95/395 interchange. we had accident activity to go north on the ramp. be careful headed northbound. can you still see some activity there if you are traveling north onto 395. lanes are open. again, this is the slowdown we just mapped out for you coming in out of hyattstown.
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definitely below speed here and the fog affecting our drive this morning. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. talking politics now. first of three presidential debates is tonight where president obama and governor mitt romney will stand on the same stage for the first time in eight years. >> now, in the swing state of colorado, the candidates will focus on the economy. melanie alnwick is live at the white house with a preview. >> reporter: more than 50 million people are expected to tune in tonight to witness the verbal sparring. governor rome necessity's message will be that the country cannot afford four more years of the obama administration and its policies. president obama's message will be that the country is far better off than it would have been without his policies and he needs four more years in order to be able to finish the job. now, in denver, colorado, final preparations are under way for that first presidential election debate in colorado. the showdown in denver between the president and governor mitt romney will take place at the
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university of denver. now, unlike debates in the past, this one will be a little bit different. it will be a 90-minute debate broken up into six 15-minute discussions as organizers call it. they believe that will help views are got a good understanding of the candidates' views on key issues. there are few undecided voters right now but a strong debate performance can change the direction or pause the moment up of a presidential contest. an old speech of president obama's is now making new rounds on cable network and also on the internet. here is some of what obama had to say. >> look at what happened in new orleans aened along the gulf coast when katrina hit. people ask me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. i said well, no, this
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administration was color-blind in its incompetence. but everyone here knows that the disaster and the poverty happened long before the hurricane hit. >> reporter: now, conservatives are posting segments of that 2007 speech. it was given by then candidate obama to clergy at hampton university. they say it's class warfare and full of racially charged speech. however, the obama campaign is dismissing the criticism. they are saying the reairing of these old clips is simply just an attempt to change the conversation away from those secretly recorded comments by mitt romney that surfaced two week ago with things that he had had to say about americans who do not pay taxes. >> the presidential debate starts tonight at 9:00. you can catch it right here live on fox 5 followed by live coverage and analysis on fox 5 news at 10:00 and also the edge
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at 11:00. bad weather forced the plane carrying vice president i don't bide ton delay landings two times yesterday. while approaching the charlotte international airport, the pilot abruptly pulled up and had to circumstance follow more than a half hour because of thunderstorms. it caused mr. bideen to be late for a campaign event. later, fog forced the plane to land the dulles international instead ever andrews air force base. maryland governor mart uno'malley has a plan to help prevent the widespread power outages that residents often deal with during storms. according to the "washington post," he will release a report today that proposes a new surcharge. customers would pay an extra dollar or two a month so that pepco and other companies have funding available to strengthen the grid. the hope is crews could complete several years of planned tree trimmings and line
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burials within the next two years. phil mendelsohn introduced a bill yesterday that would allow voters to approve i achange in the district charter that would block federal budget control. it would give d.c. leaders full control of the budget but also keep federal budget issues separate from the district. also making headline this morning, changes to what secret service agents are allowed to do on assignment following that prostitution scandal earlier this year. >> the pope's former butler takes the stand. hear more on why he says he stole private letters and what punishment he could face if he is convicted. we're back in just a moment.  [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
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doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. [ man ] when i'm in my zone... every move i make is a statement... ♪ ...that inspires me to make my mark. ♪ [ male announcer ] the all-new lexus es 350. ♪ [ male announcer ] the all-new lexus es 350. number of students that wea lot of problehave.th the... resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars...
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for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. the man who testified he saw jerry sandusky showering with a young beaut penn state campus is suing the university. mike mcqueary is claiming defamation and misrepresentation and he was made a scapegoat for the university's failure to
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properly report sandusky to police. he is seeking millions of dollars in damages. sandusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse earlier this year. testimony continues today in the trial of pope benedict xvi's former butler. he is charged with aggravated theft. prosecutors say he leaked private documents for a journalist detailing alleged vatican power struggles and corruption. he admits he made photocopies of private correspondence on an office photocopier in plain sight. he says he is innocent of the aggravated theft charge. in the wake of scandal in colombia, there are? you? rules in the secret service handbook. fox news obtained an e-mail stating that moderate amounts of alcohol may be consumed while agents are off duty but alcohol use is protected within 10 hours of reporting for duty. you may recall an inspector general's investigation found six secret service agents brought prostitutes back to their hotel room in colombia back in april. k in april.
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you may notice more students than usual walking to school today. we'll have more on that coming up income. >> this is one lucky little dog. we have got her incredible story of survival when fox 5 morning news continues. we'll be right back. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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[ darius' mother ] i remember as a toddler, when darius started walking, there was no stopping him. he actually would run from us and we always had to catch him. and then, at four years old, the sports started, and he never stopped. once he started, he never stopped. ♪ ♪ to be told that your son probably would have to stop playing sports forever, was just heartbreaking. we make medical devices that enable physicians to make an accurate assessment of the patient's condition and potentially save their lives. [ darius' mother ] with monitoring, he is allowed to play baseball. because of the test that he had, he's here today. now darius can live a long healthy life. [ team cheering ]
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in case you didn't know, today is international walk to school day. have fun walking in the fog, kids. the program is an effort to raise awareness for pedestrian safety and promote physical activity among children. a number of police, fire and rescue workers and elected officials will be joining students for events at local schools today. kids across the country and also in 40 other countries are also taking part in this. >> they will need some flashlights if they are out walking this morning because, man, that fog is ridiculous. this is a live look outside
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right now at i-270 in maryland. lots of fog. >> worse in some areas. >> certainly worse in parts of the area. the dense fog advisory just extended for our friends out to the west in the mountains. >> okay. good luck with that. >> i used to walk to school every day. >> did you? >> did you walk in fog like that? >> i walked in all kind of weather. i rebbe walking in the winner time and i would take a shower before school and my hair would freeze. i never told my mother that. she wouldn't be too happy. -- i remember walking in the wintertime. >> why didn't you put on a had the? >> i had a sweatshirt and stuff. >> air still here, you're fine. >> yeah. you're still here. >> just manly. dense fog advisory across the area. you didn't have to deal with that in the south? >> no, we didn't have to do that. >> my mother was a teacher.
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>> i know so she gave you a ride to cool every day. >> what was it, five miles uphill in the snow? >> i remember it being more than a mile. dense fog advisory to the east. anne arundel county, baltimore city, baltimore county under a dense fog advisory. this has just been extended a little further south. dense fog can be found honestly anywhere. even counties that aren't dealing with the dense fog advisory at this moment as visibilities area-wide are greatly reduced this morning. we are nice and warm. off to the north and west, 60s in manassas. 63 in frederick. it will a warm day. plenty of humidity. high temperatures will be in the mid 1r0. should be some sunshine working in a little later this afternoon. i think the morning hours will be fog-fill wade lot of clouds around. by late morning, we'll start to
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see some breaks in the clouds. we should be dry later today. we might squeeze out a little more in the way of mist this morning. not expecting any measurable rain around here. our frontal system will finally slide far enough east, we'll take the clouds on out of the equation. we'll get drier air working in by tomorrow. 85 today. early fog and then here comes the sun a warm afternoon. 85 as mentioned. winds out of south here at about five miles per hour. the temperatures a good 10, 12- degree above normal mild overnight. partly cloudy skies. here is your accu-weather seven- day. thursday and friday look great. highs near 80. we'll get some late day rain saturday an even sunday and then a big cooldown. that is serious fall weather there by sunday and monday with highs only in the low 60s. i think we'll have some 30s around here by monday morning. not too far off to the west. we'll have the coldest air of
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the season moving in late this weekend. >> let's get to traffic with julie wright. >> we have agot fog to deal with and we're encouraging to you add extra time to your commute. better news for metro's red line. escalators are now back in service. eastbound route 100 at katherine avenue with authorities on the scene of this crash. heads up here. we've also got accident activity reported along 197 near the bw parkway. this one involving an overturned vehicle. watch out for fire and rescue units responding. top stretch of the beltway leaving 95 headed past university boulevard. spowpped on 270 coming from 85 out to the truck scale, south of 109. -- southbound on 270 coming from 85 out to the truck scale, south on 109. in virginia, had accident activity along northbound route one in lakeshore drop tying up the right lane o95, lanes are open trying to head north of woodbridge and the occoquan. they are checking for accident activity as you continue up towards newington. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic.
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everyone at the national zoo has been keeping a very close eye on mei xiang since the loss of her panda cub last month. and now we have some good news to tell you about. zoo keepers say she is getting back to her regular routine. now, over the weekend, she went into her outdoor enclosure. it was the first time mei xiang want out since her cub died. she still spends most of her affects alone in her den but her appetite is improving a portion of the giant panda habitat reopened over the weekend and the zoo hopes to reopen it fully soon. plus ton this incredible story out of massachusetts eye poodle survived an 11-mile drive reaching speeds up to 50 miles per hour stuck in the front grill of a car. the driver hit the dog and didn't realize what had happened until another driver signaled them. the poodle is doing fine but did suffer a concussion out of this. officials are trying to track down the dog's owner. poor dog! >> i know. still an amazing story that i
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dog could get trapped inside of a grill of a car. she didn't get flung back into traffic or something. that is incredible. cog up income, we go live to fox business network in new york. >> american airlines is in damage control. loose seats, labor talks and flight cancellations are leading to a whole lot of problems for the carrier. we'll tell you what is happening. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care.
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and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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welcome back. loose seats on american airlines jets are still making headlines this morning. that is not only problem the carrier is dealing with right now. more on that in a minute. let's take a look at the market. lauren simonetti with fox business network live in new york with this morning's business beat. good morning. >> good morning. >> what is on tap for today? >> we get private payroll data in the lead-up to the big government jobs report for
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september. that comes out on friday. we get a report on the services sector. this is the biggest part of the economy. financial services, people would work in the hotel industry, et cetera. so pretty big reports. ahead of that, we are showing some green, like you and me this morning. futures are up but not by too much. >> great minds think alike. well, let's talk about american airlines aing bit here. this news of loose seats on airplanes. this is not good for american airlines business. what is the latest on this this morning. >> it really isn't. they are expecting 11 more jets today on top of 36 that have already been inspected and we've seen six different instances of loose seats. imagine you are going to take the family away for christmas. would you want to book on american? for the past two months, they've been canceling flights. they are bankrupt. they've been in bankruptcy protection since november.
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they have this latest issue of safety. there has been some speculation because the pilots, the union there at american has been without a contract for sick years now. there has been some speculation that maybe at the tinkered with the seats. other people are saying american useed a different group to fix some of the problems on the plane and they outsourced and that is the problem. american denies both of those allegations but obviously, this just adds to the pr headache for american. >> it certainly does. either way they have to get it fixed. all the planes are so full these days. you can't afford for something like that to be happening. all right. thank you so much. we'll see you tomorrow. >> all right. >> coming up next, the redskins come out in support of a key issue on the ballot in maryland this fall. but first, back to the morning's big story. president obama and rub no, ma'am me mitt romney gearing up to tonight's debate as a clip from the past is causing some controversy this morning. we'll be right back.  [ kreg smith ] i'm third generation military.
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i served in the army, two tours over there. when i got back from iraq, i was searching for new jobs. [ lionel hamilton ] veterans make great employees, because you know they've already got expertise and they've got job skills instilled in them from the military. [ kreg smith ] what i've learned,
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being deployed overseas, is a high sense of adaptability, leadership skills, and teamwork. [ lionel hamilton ] ge doesn't hire veterans because they're veterans. we hire veterans because they're extremely qualified. because they're veterans. these e appliances could have bn made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?
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welcome back. coming up on 6:30. >> got fog. >> we have lots of it too. lots of fog. >> yes. lots of fog this morning. and that will be the theme around here for the next couple of hours. we'll see some sunshine and once the sun breaks out, look out, temperatures are going to jump into the mid-80s. so, if the kids haven't goten dressed for school yet, maybe shorts. i don't quite know how to play this. it is kind of warm out. later today, we'll be in the mid-80s. it is a nice warm affect with humidity out there too. let's start with the radar. we are done with the rain although, as mentioned, the fog and mist is hanging tough across the area. dense fog advisory for parts of region until 8:00 this morning. temperatures are nice and mild. so you could wear shorts when it is 72 degrees out, right? >> yeah. >> 62 at bw incident marshall.
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64 at dulles. -- 62ality bwi marshall. check out your warm temperatures. 829 forecast high in annapolis. a nice warm afternoon. enjoy. we've got cooler air on the way. >> you mentioned shorts and i do want know if this was just because it was so long ago that you went to school. didn't you have certain dates that you couldn't wear shorts after in school. >> we had certain rules in regards to shorts that they had to be a certain length. >> we did too. >> down to your knees, even back then, back in the old days. >> you couldn't we are wear them after a certain date. >> i didn't want to wear them anyway. i was too skinny. i have muscles now. i wear them now. a whole lot of issues going on in the wisdom martin world. >> let's get to traffic.
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>> all righty then. >> now go. >> can we remove the front of the desk now. they want to see if wisdom is wearing shorts in the morning. >> i could stand up. >> he is wearing pants. i can tell you he is wearing some form of pants. >> we turned on the ac in the folk. now, we realized it is because of wisdom. -- we turned on the ac in the studio, folks. >> southbound 270, big delays coming in leaving 85 to the truck scales. this is with all lanes open and very much a slow commute northbound 95 here at route one. heavy, slow and steady continuing out of lorton. traffic slows again approaching 286. southbound 234 after 95, an accident there tying up two
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right lanes. so be careful working your way past the scene. center of the roadway blocked off here. looking for the accident not necessarily on 207 but reported on 121 so we'll keep an eye on this in your next report. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. to politics now. first of three presidential debates kicks off tonight. candidates will take the stage together at the university of denver. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs too maybing it a key prize for both candidates. fox 5's melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: final prep rigs are under way for tonight's first presidential election debate in colorado. the showdown between president obama and republican candidate mitt romney will take place at the university of denver. unlike debates in the past, organizers say this event will be a little different. >> so what is different about the format is that we're dividing the hour and a half
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debate into six discussion segments. we think that those extended discussion periods will help the views are around the world really get a sense of the candidates' views on the key issues. >> reporter: the economy is a key issue but since colorado is one of the few states that appears to be weathering the national economic downturn, some won't be voting with their pocketbooks. >> i'm up in the air to who i'm going to vote for. i have my reasons for why i'm still up in the air and it comes down to do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that is the way i look at it. >> i need to know that whichever one is actually listening to the average person, the one who has a fixed income, the one who has minimum wage. >> reporter: one political analyst says this first debate is important since both men have something to prove. >> the public wants to see if mitt romney is an acceptable alit weretive. they sort of know the
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president. he is the devil they know. mitt romney is the devil they don't. they haven't made up their mind about him one way or the other right now. >> meantime the obama campaign is blasting an old video making new rounds on the cable networks and the internet. >> the federal response after katrina was similar to the response we saw after the riots in l.a. you know what happened. bobby knows what happens. people in washington, they wake up. they're surprised. there is poverty in our midst. >> the video shows then senator obama in 2007 giving a speech to african-american clergy at hampton university. conservative critic say mr. obama's speech was full of racially charged rhetoric especially in you can tag about the bush administration's response to hurricane katrina. the web site the daily caller claims to have uncovered the
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video and posted the entire speech online tuesday. the associated press, local teach stations and fox news did cover the speech at the time it was given. presidential debate starts tonight at 9:00. can you catch it right here live on fox 5 followed by live coverage and analysis on fox 5 news at 10:00 and the end at 11:00. 11:00. all in the morn's top stories, the search is still on if a pier of robbers targeting liquor stores in maryland. the men are seen on surveillance video as they rob the east pines liquor store in riverdale on tuesday. they are also suspected of hitting liquor stores in suitland and land overin the past month. al you have them happened as the businesses were opening. witnesses saw the men get away in a white suv in one of the robberies. >> the maryland governor is expected to allow that they be
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able to charge customers in advance. the idea is that people would pay an extra dollar or two a month. baltimore ravens center matt burke says he is against same-sex marriage. he made that statement in an op- ed statement. the washington redskins are putting their support behind another controversial issue that will be on the maryland ballot, gambling. llot, gamblin the too many announced it endorse is question seven. had there has been a debate about the impact it would have on business at the existing
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casinos. this week, governor martineau mart -- this week governor martin o'malley talked about the money that would go to education. we've got one game to go for the regular soap for your nats. still looking good. >> still looking excellent. >> tied right now with the reds. got one big win yesterday. didn't play all the starters. >> but they still won so that's good. >> they showed this still means something to them to get that. it was a foggy night last night. adam laroche, 33 home runs. >> you know what laroche means? the rock. >> is that french? >> that is is fog we are talking about. it ties career high right here.
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the team has an option. they have to pick this guy up. >> you got to pay. >> i think you got to pay to play. bases juiced for steve lombardozzi. in the bottom of the eighth, again, will lift the fly ball and they call him the shark, roger bernardina. nats win 4-2. how about our neighbors to the north. & orioles magic &&. >> in tampa, that is the 33rd home run for chris davis. it is his sixth straight game with a home run. that ties an orioles record. >> he is on a roll. >> he is on a roll. os can still do this thing. they are one back of yankees who some how came back and beat
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boston last night 4-3. they need the yanks to lose and they have to beat tampa later on today and we'd have a one-game story. great story about adam greenberg playing yesterday for the marlins. he had not played in seven years. >> this is the guy that got hit in the head with the baseball. >> yes, very good. >> seven years ago. officially, he didn't even have an at-bat. he came out yesterday, had to face dickey. struck out on three pitches but that was i side story there. they signed him to a one-day contract to get up there and get his moment in the sun. congratulation to adam greenberg. very cool story. >> you made mention last hour of gennaro pargo. >> from the university of -- >> arizona. >> husband brother went to
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gonzaga. the wizards opened up their training camp yesterday. they are energetic. they are young. they won't have john wall for a while. they have this guy bradley beal, the rookie. they are going to try to patchwork the back court together and ran randy whitman has a tough job on his hands. wizards will be back in action in a mere four weeks. >> we've got some good things going on with the redskins, good things going on with the orioles and the nats. >> maybe the wizards. >> maybe. >> osmosis. >> how is your knee? >> perfect. got my uniform in the car if they need me. >> that is the morning line. >> got my shoes too. ididn't hear anything either. of his going with the music. >> that is pretty cool.
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>> turn it up and just drown us out the whole time. >> that's okay. thank you. coming up, it's proud tradition at many schools but one retired physician wants to see high school football banned. also ahead, new numbers show the economy could be having an impact on the nurse -- on the nursery. the birth rate down for four years now. more on that when fox 5 morning news continues.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. these appliances could have been made here in america.
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but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? the wirth birth rate in the u.s. is down -- the birth rate in the u.s. is down now. and lusts say at sign that families are choosing not to have children right now because of the bad economy. there is a sign that things are getting better. the birth rate dropped just 1% last year compared to 2 or 3% in previous years. also making headline of
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course the push to ban football at a high school in dover, new hampshire. dr.paul butler is a retired physician. he is also on the school board. dr.butler says the sport puts players at risk of brain damage later on in life. dover high school's athletic director points out that the school is part of a concussion prevention program and that the school board chair and vice chair say they will not support the proposed football ban. >> i understand his concern but no one is going to let that happen. >> this is a tough call there because you do want the young people to be safe but it is a sport. what are you going to do? >> i know. i'm not going to go into that conversation. >> hard to push back on that one. >> you can talk about weather. >> soon, they'll be playing flag football in high school. that's what's going to happen. >> i thought you weren't going to weigh in.
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>> let's talk about fog. we need the fog horn. >> not bad. >> not bad. >> to the east of washington, anne arundel county, dense fog advisory for you. up to the north, baltimore city, baltimore county under a dense fog advisory. out to the west, this has been extended a couple of times this morning. visibility is well out to the west quarter mile or less. we had all that rain yesterday and the frontal system, the warm front has been hanging up across the d.c. region overnight. that has allowed a lot of fog to develop. it will tax a few more hours to burn the fog off. once we do, we should be in for at least some sunshine, limit sunshine later today but warm. it will be in the mid-80s. 73 in washington. 73 in leonardtown. off to the north appear west, frederick is 63. hagerstown is 63. temperatures very mild to start your day. satellite-radar, cloud cover holding tough. notice the shower activity is out of here so we should be dry today. we might squeeze out a little
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bit of mist over the next few hours. we are not expecting any measurable rain. the cloud cover will gradually shift to the east later today. we'll see some partial sunshine. later tonight, we'll clear out and thursday and friday look pretty good with mostly sunny skies and still mild temperatures up near 80 both thursday and friday. today, that is a summery temperature. 8 5, early fog, afternoon sun and a warm afternoon. should be dry conditions for you. here is your accu-weather seven- day. thursday and friday look great with highs near 80. lots of sunshine. late day showers saturday. much of saturday will be dry but late day showers lead to a cool sunday. daytime highs on sunday only in the low 60s with lots of clouds around if you are going to the redskin game. monday and tuesday, very slow to rebound. i think the october temperatures are here to stay. >> good morning. can i ask a question about sunday for those going to the redskins game.
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when would those showers be? >> overnight saturday into early sunday. but can't quite time out if they'll be out of here in time for the game. >> hello. hello. >> guess what it is time for. h ask tony and tucker. yes, indeed. the most pop arrest segment i n -- popular segment in morning television on this station. today's question comes from a youngster. 10-year-old nathaniel in warrenton, virginia. i think this is the second question from warrenton we've had this week. he writes, why is the washington, d.c. region not subjected to the amount of natural disasters the rest of the country experiences on a regular basis? and by the way, nathaniel says, tony, you the man. >> you just put that in there. >> i did see tony typing something. >> thank you. may i say a very nicely put
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question from this 10-year-old boy. not true. we are subject to some natural disasters. we're somewhat fortunate in that we don't encounter some of the extremes that other parts of the country do. the west coast of the united states as we all know is earthquake prone. the midsection of the country is very prone to tornadoes, tornado alley. but we can have earthquakes as we've learned recently. we can have relatively weak tornadoes usually. hushs im-- hurricanes impact us and like. >> i think the difference is, in the washington area, we don't have unpredictable natural disasters. that is my theory. so in parts of the country, we can't predict tornadoes with more than five or 10 minutes, 15 minutes notice. the earthquakes, of course, cysts are working hard on it
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but we haven't uncovered ways to give you a forecast if there will be an earthquake. around here, we can. we-- >> for earthquakes? >> no, around here work he can predict our natural disasters. last year, with we've had hurricane irene. next time you go to visit washington monument, it is close because we have an earthquake here too. we do see plenty of action around here. i think weather-wise, we have much more in the way of extremes than most the country. we can be 105 in the summertime appear zero in the winter. >> which makes predid iing the weather in this region quite interesting. >> makes it fun. >> we are not out of the woods
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but we don't get major earthquakes here. it could happen. some of the other things that tucker talked about occur with some regularity. >> we have flooding issues here every year. most winters with the exception of last winter, we get a lot of ice and snow. >> parts of region do suffer from drought conditions from time to time. >> let me ask too because he is in warrenton. is it different than what we experience sometime close are in to d.c.? even with snow. >> subtle differences. but yeah, this whole area generally has the same kind of weather. >> okay. >> thank you, tucker. nathaniel thank you for the question. great question. we hope we illuminated things for you. if after he -- if you've got a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. you was just going through the questions and we need to freshen them up. so send in your questions. >> videos too.
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>> we haven't this a video in a long time. send in a video too. we'll put it on the air. >> let's check in with julie. >> you guys do the freshening up the question. i'll take over the music. >> you didn't like the music? >> i liked it. we'll freshen it up. we'll keep it -- >> keep it hip qo i would like to he soo you with some southern tables out there. >> doing the traffic. >> that is old school. they don't use turntables anymore. that is old school. >> what do they do now? >> we got to get him out. no longer can you go to bed at 9:00 on a saturday, tony. we're going to take you out. accident activity southbound 286 at rolling road, watch out for accident beingtivity there. southbound 234 after 295, two
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right lanes tied up. -- at rolling road, watch out for accident activity there. >> we have accident activity involving two pedestrians over at laurie drive. accident activity involving two pedestrians. three people have been transported from the scene. police are still there. follow their direction to get through. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. still ahead on fox 5 morning news. >> stir up a scare with your halloween costume this year without scaring your bank account. holly will show us some pretty impressive do it yourself costumes coming up. what that is? >> purple. is it barney? >> no.
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david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland.
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david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland.
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>> reporter: good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. you know, four weeks from today is hall wean. if you're one of those people that have to have the costume, then i have the person you need to meet. his name is william and he is spending the morning with us.
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he is the person that was on the creative team that was responsible for, like, victoria's secret angel's wings. he's done some of heidi klum's costumes and some of lady gaga's costumes. we're going to take a look at some of the things he's put together this morning. the thing is, he's going to teach us how we can do it ourselves with things you can find at a craft store, how you find regular stuff, put it together and come up with the most memorable costume you can find. they'll have classes here. we'll talk about that, too. the bottom line is, no excuse. you'll have an awesome halloween costume, if you listen to us. >> i can't wait to see your coughs tomb. you always have a great one. >> reporter: you, too. >> we'll be listening and
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taking notes. today we say hello to our facebook fan of the day, brenda higgins. she says thank you for keeping her up-to-date on the latest news and weather. and thanks for having the fonz on yesterday. tony perkins talked to the fonz yesterday. for your chance to be tomorrow's fan of the day, log onto our facebook page and leave a comment under brenda's picture. that's it for the 6:00. >> now over to allison and tony. good morning. >> good morning. >> we too, enjoyed henry winkler. >> one of the nicest guys ever. >> coming up today, the first presidential debate is tonight. it comes just as conservatives are talking about a video of president barack obama from 2007. what the president said then that's causing a stir and his campaign's response now. >> plus, if you live in maryland, you could get a surprise when you open your next electric bill. itar